A study by biochemistry researchers at the University of Missouri have found that this type of tomato has properties that help fight prostate cancer. They published their results in the June issue of Cancer Research.
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James Groves Wins Technology Award
James Groves, CAFNR hotel and restaurant management chair and associate professor, has won the University of Missouri 2008 Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award in the Undergraduate Teaching Category.
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 2008 Outstanding Senior: Ashley Noblitt
This year’s Outstanding Senior, Ashley Noblitt from Bolivar, Mo., is getting her wish to be a teacher. She has accepted a position as an agricultural education teacher and FFA adviser in Hermitage, Mo.
U.S. Undersecretary for Agriculture Visits the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics, Gale Buchanan, Ph.D., visited the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources recently to better understand the resources that MU has in undergraduate instruction, research and extension.
Partnership Crosses 7,500 Miles
Missouri Farmers and Researchers Support Their National Guard Colleagues in Afghanistan
Despite recent progress, Afghanistan remains a poor country. Its agriculture industry, that employs 80 percent of all working Afghanis, hasn’t changed much in centuries. It is a nation that can’t feed itself without foreign aid.To help change this, a pilot program called the Agri-business Development Team (ADT) has been created. The effort is being led by Missouri National Guard members, many graduates of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
A Good Career Market for CAFNR Graduates
“Placement this year in agriculture continues to be very strong,” said Stephanie Chipman, career services director at CAFNR. “Last year, our placement rate, 94 percent, was second only to nursing among all schools and colleges at Mizzou,” she said. “This year, early indications are that placement will be at least that good if not better. An unofficial poll of graduating seniors in early March indicated that better than half already had full-time positions lined up.”
Multi-Point Storm Chasing
The University of Missouri Storm Chasing Team isn't interested in hurtling toward tornadoes. There's much more interesting data to collect.
University of Missouri Storm Chase Team leader Taylor Trogdon cringes a bit at TV scenes of storm chasers plunging recklessly toward a tornado. While such antics may gather seconds of dramatic video, the action does little to scientifically understand the mysteries of America’s strongest storms.
Low-maintenance Rudbeckia is good choice for novice gardeners
Novice gardeners who like low-maintenance flowers may want to consider planting Rudbeckia this spring, said a University of Missouri horticulturalist.
Abundant Missouri tree might have antibiotic, cancer-fighting properties
Chung-Ho Lin, research assistant professor with the MU Center for Agroforestry, has found that red cedar leaves and fruit have compounds that might help fight bacteria, fungi, agricultural pests and weeds, and malaria.
CAFNR Ag Journalism Sophomore Wins Emerging Leadership Award
Whitney Wallace, CAFNR class of 2010 agricultural journalism major, was awarded the 2008 Emerging Leadership Award by the University of Missouri Department of Student Life’s Center for Leadership Development. The award was presented at the Chancellor’s Excellence Award ceremony in early April. Wallace is one of CAFNR’s rising stars. In addition to her coursework, she is the public relations chair…